Category: Summer

Simple Pleasures: Fruit by the Pool

Simple Pleasures: Fruit by the Pool

Summer stayed with us well into September this year, releasing its stranglehold just this last week and enabling an enjoyable evening of wine and fruit by the pool here at Glover Gardens.  The hibiscus and roses are still blooming, but the leaves have begun to […]

Grilled Tuna Burgers for Two

Grilled Tuna Burgers for Two

We’re empty-nesters here at Glover Gardens, so I’m trying to pare down the amounts when I cook. It’s easier with some recipes than others. These delicious tuna burgers are simple to make for two, or four, or more. Just increase the recipe.

Haiku: Christie’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Haiku: Christie’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

My neighbor is a smart and funny Southern woman, a successful writer of romantic and teen fiction, a devoted wife, mother and friend, and a wonderful hostess.  She also makes the best pound cake I’ve ever eaten. Christie recently served her homemade sour cream pound cake at […]

Easiest Salmon Burgers Ever

Easiest Salmon Burgers Ever

These salmon burgers are so easy they should be on the table at least once a month. Made with fresh salmon, they’re so good that you might be able to convince an innocent child that they’re actually chicken burgers…that little white lie is between you and your conscience. But hey – how is it different than Santa Claus?

Labor Day Barbecue Look-Back

Labor Day Barbecue Look-Back

I’m not able to post a new recipe over this Labor Day long weekend, so I thought I’d share links to a few of my favorites from the grill that seem oh-so-appropos for the holiday.

Lemony and Super-Quick Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Lemony and Super-Quick Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

It only takes a few minutes to make this lemony, quick avocado salad, which tastes best with artisan olive oil bought from your local farmer’s market. The salad is a perfect side for a Sandwich Wednesday panini.

Blackberry Mint Iced Tea Lemonade – This Might Be on the Menu in Heaven

Blackberry Mint Iced Tea Lemonade – This Might Be on the Menu in Heaven

Source: Blackberry Mint Iced Tea Lemonade – Cooking with a Wallflower I subscribe to lots of wonderful blogs written by people who are smarter than me.  They’re all different, but they have some things in common:  they either write beautifully, are super-artistic, have wonderful, creative ideas […]

Beef and Pork Burgers Stuffed with Pesto-Cheese Filling

Beef and Pork Burgers Stuffed with Pesto-Cheese Filling

This recipe yields a whopping big, beautiful burger; the pesto-cheese filling is a juicy surprise.

Avocado and Arugula Tostadas

Avocado and Arugula Tostadas

Avocado and Arugula Tostadas are a quick and easy but still satisfying dish for the long hot days of summer.

Timeless Classic:  Fruit, Cheese and Wine

Timeless Classic: Fruit, Cheese and Wine

Road-weary bodies and hungry souls are quickly rejuvenated with a travel-day smorgasbord.

Pepper Jelly Slaw

Pepper Jelly Slaw

A pepper jelly slaw is born of a condiment compulsion.

What’s in a Name? Turkey Cevap on a Pita

What’s in a Name? Turkey Cevap on a Pita

The Bosnian national dish, cevap, reimagined with ground turkey and Southwest spices.

Haiku: After the Rain

Haiku: After the Rain

Nature’s resilience inspires me to write haiku.

Glover Gardens Salsa

Glover Gardens Salsa

I might be a Condiment-aholic.  I love-love-love condiments. Especially those with southwest flavors.  One of the simplest, oldest and best of the southwest condiments is salsa. I found a wonderful fresh salsa recipe years ago in a cookbook called Jane Butel’s Southwestern Kitchen, her Garden […]

Found Recipe: Sriracha Lime Chicken Salad

Found Recipe: Sriracha Lime Chicken Salad

Recipes arrive in my inbox by the droves.  The Glover Gardens Grill-Meister and I email the really good-looking ones to each other during the work week to savor the possibilities in advance of the weekend.  A few weeks ago, we made the Sriracha Lime Chicken Salad […]

Fiesta Grilled Shrimp Dip

Fiesta Grilled Shrimp Dip

At Glover Gardens, summer brings lots of grilled shrimp, and sometimes we have leftovers. This creamy, spicy dip is quickly assembled and makes the most of leftover grilled shrimp and is the perfect appetizer for a summer barbecue.


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